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Surgical Instrument Cleaning Chemistries

Experience a more complete clean with surgical instrument cleaning chemistry solutions from STERIS. Our full line of instrument reprocessing chemistries includes:

  • Point-of-use solutions
  • Manual cleaning chemistries
  • Automated washing chemistries
  • Specialty chemistries

STERIS offers a wide range of cleaning chemistries to cover all your reprocessing needs!


Point of Use Products

Point of Use

  • Designed to be used at point of surgical procedures to initiate pre-cleaning, making future reprocessing easier
Prolystica Cleaning Chemistries

Prolystica® Surgical Instrument
Cleaning Chemistries

  • Leading brand of surgical instrument cleaning chemistries
  • Removes hard-to-remove organic soils such as fatty lipids and proteins
  • Helps restore and protect surgical instruments and medical devices

eSSENTIALS Concentrates
Cleaning Chemistries

  • Loosens and dissolves organic material
  • Improves cleaning productivity via a 2X concentrated, low foaming formula
  • Reduces environmental impact through its biodegradable 2X concentrated formula

ValSure® Cleaning

  • Cleans effectively for the value-conscious Customer
  • Consists of a biodegradable formula
Cart Washer Chemistries

Cart Washer

  • Designed for use in cart washers/disinfectors
Specialty Chemistries


  • Designed for the removal of a wide range of soils on a variety of medical instruments


VERIFY RESI-TEST Cleaning Indicator

Cleaning Indicator

  • 5 second test time
  • Reduces interpretation errors with easy to see color change
  • No need to reprocess the tested instrument; only contacted by sterile water on the swab
  • Detects proteins on a broad spectrum down to 1 ug
  • Self-contained test
  • Compliant with ISO AAMI Standards
VERIFY All Clean Test Washer Indicator

VERIFY All Clean Test Washer Indicator

  • Provides a consistent, reproducible method to routinely check the performance of your automated washer/disinfector process and instrument cleaning chemistry functionality